100 Ways to Relieve Stress – Day 50 – Stop a Bad Habit

I have to admit – I have some bad habits. I suppose we all do. But the bad thing about having a bad habit is that we try to reduce stress in our lives with those habits. Overeating or consuming too much caffeine, to name just two deadly demons, are often used as anti-stress reducers. They may work for the moment, but they can cause adverse reactions in our system.

But I also must admit, those two things never reduce my stress, even though I use them sometimes to do that. They actually ADD to my stress. I think it’s a good thing to remember that what we sow, we reap. Bad habits can certainly produce a crop of deadly fruit in our lives.

Please know, when I am writing this to hopefully help YOU, I am also pointing a finger at myself.

I don’t want to look to any bad habit I may have as a stress reducer. Take drinking too much coffee for example. It has been proven that caffeine is a drug. Do we honestly think a drug will help us reduce stress?

I think not.

Or, overeating. My, my…this bad habit has many, many harmful side affects. I know. I have used this one for years to try to ease stress in my life. I don’t want to do these things any longer. I am going to seek God’s help to turn away from these bad habits as possible stress reducers and turn TO God who ultimately is the only One who can reduce my stress on a permanent basis.

Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee. Psalm 55:22

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7 thoughts on “100 Ways to Relieve Stress – Day 50 – Stop a Bad Habit

  1. I have been learning 2 things this week about habits. One is that things like overeating or watching too much TV are actually habits that I have formed. So I need to figure out a different way of doing things to help with breaking that habit. The other thing I am learning is how hard it is to break a habit. I decided to change where I take my morning prescriptions. This previous habit is not wrong, but I did decide to change it for other reasons. Well, old habits are hard to break. But I know that if I keep working on changing it, I will. It takes patience and time.

    • Thank you, Karin, for your additional comments! I can’t tell you how many times God has helped me to overcome a bad habit with a good one! God is sooooo good! How did you come across my blog? Lord bless you.

      Marilyn

  2. God is good, All the time. All the time, God is good. Marilyn, I was surfing through web sites of a few people I had contact with the last month and came across a link to your site. I do not remember whose site was linked to yours.

    • I certainly agree! God IS good all the time, every day, no matter what! I am reading a terrific book right now on the subject of prayer. It is called The Complete Works on Prayer by E. M. Bounds. It is literally changing my life! God was so good to bring it to me.

      Do you know the Lord as your Savior? I hope so because there is no better way to live in this world AND the next!

        Marilyn Shipe Greenville, SC http://christiandevotions.us/ https://mshipe4.wordpress.com/

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